Thursday, 7 January 2010

Scraps ..and another tiny giveaway


I don't know what is is with me ...but I love scraps of fabric!
Do you?
Give me a box of scraps and I am happy.
I have a box for bigger sized scraps..and a box for smaller sized scraps.
I can't throw anything away and I keep the tiniest pieces.
So here I am, happy as anything, in the midst of my scraps!

I was never a huge Debbie Mumm fan but these panels are also in my box of scraps as they sum up my life rather well!
There are about nine pics of various housewifely chores and they always make me hoot!
I mean..when I first saw this I thought the lady had a snake around her neck, rather than a measuring tape...!

So... what do I go and do?

Well...from time to time I visit this wonderful place called Rag Rescue!

http://www.ragrescue.co.uk/

Sandie sells scrapbags, stash bags and all sorts of other tempting, vintagey bits.

I mean ...who can resist this...

I couldn't ... these dropped through my letter box a few days ago...


I used a few small pieces to make some vintagey Lavender sachets.

That done, I raided the scrap stash and made four small scented mats...




After that, I looked at the comments on my last post..wow....you must all love fabric!
And so I thought..ah we'll have another prize...
50 pieces of my small scraps...very small I hasten to add.... but that's better than a kick in the teeth as my mum would often say!
LOL!
So please comment on this post if you'd like to be included in the draw for...
Sal's scraps!
I'll be announcing both winners on Monday!
In the meantime..have a good weekend...and keep warm and safe!
;-)

36 comments:

Isobel said...

I love my scraps too! Can't bear the thought of throwing them away.
Please count me in on this giveaway too. ;)
Have a lovely weekend, Sal. xx

galant said...

What pretty fabrics!
Margaret p

LissyLou said...

i'd like to be included in sals scraps please.

loe the pretty vintagey lavender sachets! xx

LissyLou said...

by the way, wonderful site - you may wish you hadn't shared that lol xx

Country Cottage Chic said...

Hah! I have oodles of scraps too....but more never go amiss! I keep even small pieces as Miss C uses them for making her embroidered badges & buttons & applique.

Jayne

twiggypeasticks said...

I love scraps of fabric too, I also have a box full of teeny bits of backing papers for card making and ATCs, I never throw anything away :)
Twiggy x

Florence and Mary said...

Now why would anyone think of throwing scraps away?!?!

Victoria xx

mitmot said...

Hello, my name is Mary and I too am addicted to scraps.....

My Husband thinks i have taken this to far as i even save bits that are smaller than 1 inch square.....

I dont think there is a cure........

Mary Poppins said...

What a scrapylicious giveaway Sal, please can I go in the pretty hat, pleaaaaase :)

A gal can never have enough scraps in her life ;)

Hugs

X

Helen said...

When life gives you scraps make quilts!!
Love Helen x

frayedattheedge said...

I've just found you via the comment you left on Helen's (Busybee)blog. It's always nice to meet another hoarder - although I am trying to do something about it!! If you would like to see rahter more snow than you have, please visit my blog!! Regards Anne

Carol said...

A very happy new year to you Sal.
I love the materials that you have used for your Lavender bags.
I think it is amazing what some can do with a few scraps...of anything! always a bit of a challenge especially with food!
Please count me in on your scrumptious giveaway.
carol x

Simone said...

Hi Sal! I would love to be in a chance of winning some small scraps of fabric. I think they would be useful for me to use in card making.

LittleGem said...

Oooh Sal those paisley pieces are gorgeous! Off to look at the linky! Please add me to the draw - I looooooove scraps :D x

KC'sCourt! said...

My husband thought I was the only one who kept the tiniest scrap of material! Nice to see I have a bloggy friend who does the same!

Tilly Rose said...

Hi Sal....you're a girl after my own heart!
I use THE tiniest scrap of fabric whenever I can....I just can't throw anything away!
I would love to be considered for your giveaway please???
If you have five mins pop over to my giveaway and see if you fancy putting your name in my hat?
www.tillyroseblog.blogspot.com
Love your blog...we have a lot in common...very spooky...even the school bit!
Fingers crossed for the prize!
Karen x

PinkLady said...

Ooh, I love scraps! Sometimes I empty out my scrap bag just so I can look at them all as I put them back in!! xx

Flower Girl said...

So glad it's not just me that keeps every last scrap! My husband thinks I'm mad, but you never know when such a tiny piece of much loved fabric might come in useful! Have lovely weekend, Rebecca x

Menopausal musing said...

Count me in please and thank you for the link to rag rescue!

Kelly said...

Lovely! I know how fab they are because I have one of your hearts and I love it!!

Thecraftytrundler said...

I'm glad other people can't bear to throw away scraps too! I have made quite a few patchwork hearts from small scraps. It's great to think you've created something lovely from something that could have been thrown away!
There is someone on a blog, who saves selvedges, and sew them all together to make purses,bags, and other items. they look really cute : )
As you my have gathered, I would love to join in on your giveaway!!
Keep cosy!

Sharon xx

Sarah said...

Hi Sal
Your scraps look far neater than mine - mine are all screwed up in an old basket. I'm definately going to take a look at that website.
x

Josie-Mary said...

Run out of stock?? hehehe!!
I keep all my scraps....off to check out the link as I REALLY need more fabric! Have a great weekend :) x

BusyLizzie said...

I love scraps as I make tiny things for my dollshouses. I will be doing a few tiny projects this weekend as we are still snow & iced in! Have a great weekend, did you make it to the Exeter Flea??? Lizzie x

Karen said...

What lovely looking scraps - and what great lavender bags! Please enter me in the 'scrap' draw!!

Happy New Year!

Karen

Emma said...

Please include me, I probably don't need any more scraps but oh well!
From Emma :-)
(the-j-team@hotmail.co.uk)

Anonymous said...

Oh Sal i would love some of your beautiful scraps. A New year new craft to try.

Louise said...

Sal i would love some of your scraps for a New Year project.

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Lovely scraps, please can I join in.
Luv Sophie xxx

Midsummer Stitches said...

Oh yes Im loving the scraps!Im off to have a look at that website aswell thanks
x

Lynne said...

Please count me in. I can't bear to throw out any scraps. I've only recent;y discovered you.

gill said...

hi sal
i love scraps too!
count me in please
gill

Pomona said...

The scraps look perfect for little projects - you are a star!

Pomona x

Alchamillamolly said...

Yes to be included in the scrappy giveaway but also to thank you for me finding some lovely people. I found This n That and bought and corresponded! Then I found the link a few days ago to the midsummerstitches blog and from there I found bettyandviolet - now I have nearly the whole of last night connecting to gorgeous blogs futher and further!! Then I registered on Folksy and Etsy finally and bought as well. I have to stop.........goog job I am back to work tomorrow. We were to be doing lots of DIY but Alan is recovering from pneumonia which they have just confirmed he had over Xmas but the GP didnt get the x-ray for 3 weeks!! no wonder he felt so awaful over the festive period!!

Ellouise88 said...

Scraps are wonderful things! Some of my friends think I am mad. (I am old enough now to take that as a complement.) Hands up, I confess, I am a hoarder! Your scraps look wonderful ....

Karen said...

Wow these fabric scraps may be small but they are gorgeous!!! Please include me in your prize draw and thank you for sharing :)